The report is a submission from the Irish Refugee Council (IRC), Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, and Doras Luimni ahead of Ireland’s Universal Periodic Review. It raises concerns and gives recommendations on the law, policy and practice of the Irish government in relation to people seeking international protection, recognised refugees and migrants. The key areas of concern are the detention of those seeking asylum, the lack of single procedure for refugee and subsidiary protection claims, the restriction on what decisions can be appealed to the Refugee Appeals Tribunal, deportation procedures, the facilities and the long time spent in the direct provision and dispersal system, delays in family reunification and the rights of separated children seeking asylum.

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